[AstroPy] Proliferating py-astro-libs

Perry Greenfield perry at stsci.edu
Tue Jun 14 08:52:38 EDT 2011

On Jun 14, 2011, at 3:20 AM, Johann Cohen-Tanugi wrote:

> hi
> On 06/14/2011 01:26 AM, Thomas Robitaille wrote:
>> I'd like to suggest that we start figuring out who is interested in  
>> contributing to a common astronomy package, and what you are most  
>> interested in. To get things moving, I created a simple wiki page  
>> here:
>> http://astropy.wikispaces.com/developers
> thanks for doing this, I just updated it.
>> Please add your name to register interest, and what areas you are  
>> interested in (feel free to add areas). This will make it easier to  
>> judge interest for face-to-face meetings and for coordinating  
>> working groups to focus on various areas. I picked the wiki host at  
>> random, but of course we can move anytime if you have a better  
>> solution (for example if we use GitHub for development, we can use  
>> the project wiki on there).
> I do believe we should agree on such a platform fairly quickly, and I
> also feel that all indicators from other communities that we tend to
> also belong to (numpy, scipy, ipython, matplotlib?) are pointing  
> toward
> github as being a de facto natural choice.
>> Note, should we create a new mailing list, say astropy-dev for  
>> people interested in actual development, as opposed to people who  
>> just want to use stuff and have questions?
> I think it is too early for that. We still want to reach potentially
> everyone....
I agree on this last point. Often there ends up being a lot of cross  
posting anyway. I don't think the traffic has gotten to the level that  
this needs to be contemplated. When the traffic is a problem, then we  
can always do it then.


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